4 Vehicle History Factors that Impact Car Value

INFOGRAPHIC—When you’re buying a used car, you want a fair price. Finding out the vehicle’s value is an important step. You know to look at its options, mileage and model year. But what about the car’s history? Has the car been in an accident? Did it frequently miss oil changes or other scheduled maintenance? Every car has a history, and that history could have a big impact on the price you’re willing to pay for a used car.

In fact, two similar cars that were driven off the lot the same day will have very different values years down the road. That’s because things like documented maintenance, recalls and accidents are just as important to a car’s value as the mileage or model year.

Buy a used car with confidence: Look into a vehicle’s accident and maintenance history to determine what the car is worth. You can find the right car with the history that's right for you with CARFAX Used Car Listings.

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